Who is Peter Rosenberg?
Peter Elliot Rosenberg is a radio disc jockey, television host and wrestling personality, perhaps best known for hosting New York radio station WQHT-FM’s “Hot 97 Morning Show”. He was born under the Leon zodiac sign on June 23, 1979 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA, so is a US citizen and will be 43 years old as of 2021.
Early life and family
Rosenberg was born the son of MJ Rosenberg, who was a staff member, and his mother, who worked as a school teacher. He grew up in Chevy Chase with his older brother, Nick Rosenberg, who reportedly passed on his interest in rap music to Peter. He also mentions the rap duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince as one of his influences. In one of his shows, he referred to his upbringing as “very Jewish, upper-middle-class, regular suburban life”.
He graduated from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School and postponed his academic path while continuing his career as a radio host. He later enrolled and graduated from the University of Maryland.
Peter started his career during his studies when he started hosting the underground hip-hop show “From Dusk Till Dawn” on the university radio station. Performing under the professional moniker “PMD”, Peter became a well-known voice on numerous DC area radio stations such as “WPGC”, “WHFS” and WJFK-FM”.
In 2007, he translated his unique humor into online parody videos and skits, which caught the attention of Ebro Eden, who later hired Peter at New York’s Hot 97 station.
He is currently hosts “The Hot 97 Morning Show” on weekdays, with Ebro Darden and Laura Stylez. The show has seven segments and they cover a variety of topics including music, relationships, sex and racism while playing contemporary hip hop and R&B music with musicians and interviews with celebrities.
Peter also hosts “Real Late with Rosenberg” on Hot 97 and co-hosts the podcast “Juan Epstein” with Cipha Sounds. So far, he has had several superstars as his guests on the show, including Eminem, Jay-Z and Pusha T.
According to the statistics, Hot 97 is one of the most popular and listened to hip-hop music radio stations in New York. In one of the show’s episodes, Peter admitted that he had always dreamed of working at the station.
In addition to his humor and funny personality, Peter has also built a fan base for supporting and “discovering” New York hip-hop artists who hadn’t been heard any other way.
In 2012, he gained significant attention as the first media personality to post an exclusive interview with rapper Earl Sweatshirt, following his hiatus in Samoa, where he was forced to attend the strict Coral Reef Academy and take a break from his rap career.
In the interview with New Yorker, Peter revealed: “Because I have a foot in both worlds, an artist can play me three songs, and I can say, ‘Only hip-hop heads like me will appreciate this. This one might be big, but it’s corny. But it could reach many people without sacrificing who you are’. That same year, he started hosting the game show “Hip Hop Squares”, which is executive produced by Ice Cube; the series ran for five seasons and was canceled in 2019.
Peter also interviewed Bill de Blasio on “The Hot 97 Morning Show” in 2014 after he was elected mayor of New York City.
In addition, since 2015, he has hosted ESPN’s “The Michael Kay Show” with Michael Kay and Don LaGreca.
Career as a professional wrestling personality
In 2009, he hosted the YouTube series “Wrestling with Peter Rosenberg”, in which he interviewed numerous professional wrestlers, including Hulk Hogan, Mick Foley and Jesse Ventura. Peter has appeared as a commentator or guest on several other events and podcasts, such as “Ring of Honor Final Battle”, “Total Nonstop Action Wrestling” and the Stone Cold Steve Austin podcast.
In 2017, he began hosting the show “Bring it to the Table” on the WWE Network, starring Paul Heyman and John Layfield. However, the show was canceled before the end of the year.
Peter also appears as a panelist on numerous pay-per-view and talk shows such as “Talking Smack” and “Raw Talk”.
As a person considered to be the gatekeeper in the hip-hop industry, he had to dip his toes into the wider music industry. In 2011, he released two mixtapes – “What’s Poppin’ Vol.1” was followed up in 2013 with another entitled “New York Renaissance”.
In 2021, Peter proudly announced his new body of work entitled “Real Late”, which includes 13 tracks and various features. According to his statements, the album is an amalgamation and an ode to the old-school rap, which accompanied him through his teenage years.
Regarding his album, in his interview with the media outlet Diamonback, Peter explained: ‘The music is just a constant thing’, he says. “I think that’s why I like it so much, because it makes me so happy and I enjoy it so much. This project, more than anything I do, just speaks to the core of who I am as a person.”
Every year in honor of his birthday, Peter hosts a concert/party titled Peterpalooza, featuring popular artists and rappers including Meek Mill, Odd Future and Raekwon.
YouTube and podcasts
Peter also has a very successful self-titled YouTube channel and several series where he interviews various celebrities, talking about hip-hop music and rappers. At the moment his channel has over 40,000 subscribers with over 15 million views.
He also hosts and co-hosts several podcastsincluding “Mike Tyson: Bite the Mic w/Peter Rosenberg”, “Juan Epstein”, “ENN with Peter Rosenberg” and “Cheap Heat”.
Marriage to Alexa Datt
While not much is known about his dating history, he was previously married to sports reporter Alexa Datt. They reportedly met while studying at the University of Maryland, and dated for a few years before getting married in September 2012 in a private ceremony with their closest friends and family.
After six years of marriage, they divorced in 2018, but the reason for the divorce remains unknown.
In one of the shows episodes, he publicly addressed his marriage to Alexa, saying it had been one of the worst periods of his life. He also added that he had been so depressed that he cried during commercial breaks while hosting the Hot 97 Morning Show. On the plus side, he managed to recover from this heartbreak, and since January 2021 he has been dating the photographerdigital artist and social media star Nathalie, professional familiar as Misshattan.
Judging by their Instagram photos, they are blooming, and with their dog named Rocky. Alexa also moved on and started a romantic relationship with a bartender, Francesco Sharpe.
Beef with Nicki Minaj
In 2012, on stage at the Hot 970’s Summer Jam Concert, he said that Nicki Minaj’s new single “Star Ships” wasn’t true hip-hop, which didn’t sit well with Nicky, as she later canceled her performance at the concert. Initially, Peter declined to apologize for his comments, claiming that he wasn’t bashing Nicki or her artistry — it was just a comment about her soundtrack, which he felt wasn’t inherently rap music. In 2013, he set the record straight with Nicki in an episode of the Hot 97 show, stating, “I’m sorry things have gone as left as they have gone. I’ve never had a bad feeling about you as a human being and I would never have mistreated you in any personal way, more than my kind of loathing that song.”
Want to know his net worth?
Peter’s Estimated net value is approximately $600,000, earned largely through his career as a broadcaster and radio disc jockey.
He is very active and popular on social media† his Instagram account has more than 300,000 followers while his Twitter account has nearly 360,000 fans. Peter also has a account on Cameo, the platform that allows users to hire a favorite celebrity for a graduation speech, shout-out, and personalized videos.
He is also active on Twitch and streams weekly; according to his description, his channel on Twitch is for listening to hip-hop music, wrestling and discussing hip-hop artists.
Peter is 173 cm tall and weighs about 75 kg. He is bald and his eyes are brown.